Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Interview with Ted Finch, The Design Author

I've known Ted Finch for the last couple of years through the LDStorymakers Writers Conference. He's imaginative, creative - and now, with his new company, he can use those skills to help the rest of us who might not be as technologically savvy as we might like to be.

I had the chance to ask Ted some questions about his business.

Ted, what kinds of services do you offer?

The Design Author offers online and print design services, including:
· Websites
· Web Courses / e-Learning
· Graphic Design
· Content Creation
· Advertising Design, including brochures, flyers, posters, business cards, banner ads, and others to fit individual needs
· Usability services, to make sure design choices fit individual user needs
· Branding / Logo Design

Coolness! Can we see some of your work?

Those look great! Okay, my next question ... there are a lot of website design companies out there. I mean, a lot. Can you tell me - how is your company different from all the others? Obviously, I know you, so I'd be more inclined to go with you than with the other dudes, but for my readers who don't know you ... what would you say to them? What makes you unique?

The Design Author is a small design company run by a husband and wife team, an instructional designer and a graphic designer. Our relationship with each other and our clients lets us work well as a team.

The key difference between The Design Author and other providers is that I am also a writer. I am able to look at your needs in a way that a non-writer is not able to.

That's awesome! Because you're a writer, you know what a writer's website should include, and how it should look, to draw in the greatest readership. I like that.

So, as new business owners, what are your goals for your company?

One of our main goals is to help published and non-published writers create an online presence for themselves. In today’s publishing market it is very important for writers to make a name for themselves.

The Design Author creates awesome websites with a personal touch. Our goal is to create a site that others will want to come back and visit frequently. We offer a hands-on approach, giving our client the opportunity to be involved in the creation process. We promise to offer a design that is complimentary to your personal needs and style.

I really like that your goals center around helping other people accomplish their goals. I think that's one of the secrets to success—when you are focused on helping others succeed, you can't help but succeed yourself.

If you would like to learn more about Ted Finch and The Design Author, you can click here to visit his site.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, Ted, and best of luck in all you do!


Rebecca said...

Great interview, and The Design Author looks like a wonderful service!

LDS Scripture Cases said...

Thanks for the information on Ted Finch - taking a look at his site now!

Brenda Sills said...

Fantastic interview! You asked great questions, and Ted zinged back great answers! I saw his card at LDStorymakers and wondered about his business. What a great idea for an interview so we get to know the people behind the services. Thanks!

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